Veterans Day events around Anchorage and Mat-Su

Alaska, where roughly one in 10 residents has served in the armed forces, will observe Veterans Day on Friday. Here are some of the events happening in Anchorage and the surrounding area.

Veterans Day Ceremony on JBER — Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard, will host a Veterans Day ceremony at the Alaska National Guard armory Friday at 10:30 a.m. on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

The ceremony will honor the women and men who have served in the armed forces and include the announcement of the 2022 Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award recipient.

Civilians requiring base access must obtain a visitor’s pass at the Visitor Control Center. For additional information on the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Day ceremony, call the Office of Veterans Affairs at 907-334-0874.

The American Legion – Spenard Post 28 — Acoustic Steak Night’s featured musician is U.S. Navy veteran and Legionnaire Stephen Hendricks. Hendricks, a folk and blues player, will perform from 6-8 p.m. (7001 Brayton Drive)

Veterans Day Appreciation Dinner — Hosted by Nuvision Credit Union, this dinner welcomes local veterans and active-duty military. It will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at American Legion Jack Henry Post 1 in Anchorage. Attendees can RSVP online. (840 West Fireweed Lane; 907-272-5242)


Veterans Wall of Honor — There will be a ceremony hosted by VFW Post 9365 at 11 a.m. Friday at The Veterans Wall of Honor, near the Wasilla police station. (801 Wasilla-Fishhook Road, Wasilla)


American Legion Post 15 — The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Friday. There will be a Commander’s Veterans Day speech and finger food for veterans and their families. (1550 S. Mystic Circle, Palmer; 907-745-4440)

Veterans Day Resource Fair — The inaugural resource fair is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center. It will be an opportunity to have coffee, enjoy camaraderie and connect with organizations dedicated to supporting veterans. (1001 S. Clapp St., Wasilla)

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